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The Cardiff Bay 
Free Walking Tour

Cardiff Bay was once one of the world's most significant ports, at the centre of the international coal trade by the early, turning the small town of Cardiff into the capital of Wales.
Its former prominence as a major docklands has resulted in a rich history of industry, immigration & diversity.   

Today, it is Europe's largest waterfront development project, and Cardiff's centre of culture, entertainment and politics, yet still contains many references to its grittier and sometimes glorious past as Tiger Bay.
On this 2 hour historical and cultural Cardiff Bay walking tour, we'll delve deeper into Cardiff's political and industrial history, and discover stories and iconic structures old and new, including... 

Roald Dahl
The Coal Exchange
Industrial Cardiff
  The Senedd
Pierhead Building
Wales Millenium Centre
Norwegian Church
Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Mermaid Quay
and more...

It is possible to do the Cardiff City and Cardiff Bay tours on the same day. The Cardiff tour finishes outside Cardiff Castle by 1:15pm, and on average it takes about 30 minutes to get to Cardiff Bay. This should leave enough time to have something to eat before arriving in Cardiff Bay for 2:30pm.

The Cardiff Bay free walking tour with Fogo's Free Tours

Cardiff Bay Walking Tour
Start Point

Cardiff Bay tours start from outside the
Wales Millennium Centre on Bute Place, in Cardiff Bay, under the letters (in the image below),
and opposite the water tower.

The next Cardiff Bay free walking tour will take place at some point during summer 2024.

Alternatively, private Bay tours are available all year round however, so in order to organise a personal or bespoke tour of Cardiff Bay, please feel free to get in touch.

The Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay tour reviews
Directions to Cardiff Bay from Cardiff City Centre 
On Foot

Cardiff Bay is a straight line south of the city centre, roughly a 30 minute walk from The Hayes, via Bute St. or Lloyd George Ave.

By Train

Take a train for 12 minutes from Cardiff Central Station to Cardiff Bay Station, which costs £3.50 one way.

By Bus

Take the numbers 6, X8 or 132 bus from outside Wyndham Arcade on St. Mary St., for £2.00 one way and the journey takes 15 minutes.

By Boat

For a more picturesque and unique experience, take a boat trip along the Taff River from inside the gates of Bute Park, every 30 minutes for £6 one way with Aqua Bus or Cardiff Boat.

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